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Norwich Castle Keep Interior

Norfolk Museums Service gets green light from Heritage Lottery Fund to transform Norwich Castle Keep

0 on May 6, 2016, 11:00 am

Norfolk Museums Service has received earmarked funding* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project. An initial development grant of £462,400 will be a major boost to the multi-million pound plan to transform Norwich Castle’s iconic Keep into one of the region’s premier heritage attractions. A further £8.7 million has been earmarked towards […]

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Millions of men ‘Don’t Know How’ to talk about cancer symptoms, new research shows

Millions of men ‘Don’t Know How’ to talk about cancer symptoms, new research shows

0 on May 6, 2016, 7:01 am

New research by Macmillan Cancer Support shows 14% of men are putting off reporting worrying symptoms, including a lump or suspicious mole, because they do not know how to talk about changes to their bodies.i This could be equivalent to almost 3.5 million men in Great Britain who feel unable to talk about these changesii. The research, conducted by YouGov […]

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Reed Bunting by John Harding/BTO

Unusual number of birds in gardens during April cold snap

0 on May 4, 2016, 3:51 pm

At this time of year most birds are starting to think about raising young, and many head out of gardens for that purpose. During the unusually cold start to April, however, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Garden BirdWatch had more reports of some species than normal. Will this change as the weather warms or is something else at play? […]

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Midwife: Jo Keable, Practice Development Midwife

International Day of the Midwife celebrated at NNUH

0 on May 4, 2016, 1:45 pm

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) will be celebrating International Day of the Midwife on 5th May, to recognise the achievements of midwives and the importance of midwifery. International Day of the Midwife is a global celebration of midwifery and is also used to highlight the need to ensure all women have access to a qualified […]

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Breckland Planning

Breckland Planning Applications Weekending 3rd May 2016

0 on May 4, 2016, 8:36 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 3rd May 2016 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application […]

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Forgotten

Comic, tragedy, scientific drama; it’s all coming to Whissonsett Village Hall

0 on May 3, 2016, 3:20 pm

Stuff of Dreams new production, ‘Forgotten’ comes to Whissonsett Village Hall on Saturday 21st May at 7.30pm, with support from the arts and community development charity Creative Arts East. Written by local author Ray Rumsby, ‘Forgotten’ is a new play portraying the personal, social, literary and scientific dramas (comic and tragic) in the life of the 18th century East Anglian […]

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Breckland Crime Summary for weekending 29th April 2016

Breckland Crime Summary for weekending 29th April 2016

0 on April 30, 2016, 8:08 am

Teenagers arrested in connection with arsons Police in Watton have arrested two teenagers in connection with a series of arsons including a fire which destroyed a dugout at a sports centre. The teens, aged 15 and 16 and from the Thetford area, were arrested yesterday (27 April) as a result of enquiries and information received. The boys were questioned at […]

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Stay safe in the sun with advice from hospital experts 

Stay safe in the sun with advice from hospital experts 

0 on April 29, 2016, 2:46 pm

As the summer approaches, experts from the Skin Tumour Unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be giving a talk to the public on Wednesday 11th May from 6pm to 7.30pm. The event is designed to give advice on how skin cancer occurs, what to look for, how you can protect your skin and what treatments are available. […]

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Iceni Partnership Chairman Dennis Tallon, Maureen Rutland with her husband Herbert and Iceni Partnership Customer Liaison Officer Jonathan Reed

Swaffham Indoor Market co-ordinator Maureen Rutland retires

0 on April 29, 2016, 1:16 pm

There was an end of an era celebration as office staff and chairman of Iceni Partnership thank Swaffham Indoor Market co-ordinator Maureen Rutland for her excellent 8 years stewardship. Maureen’s face won’t be missing from her stall in the Ball Room however as she is just going into semi-retirement, stepping down from the role of filling the Assembly Rooms with […]

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Women’s “Rural Writes” workshops to shed light on living in rural and coastal Norfolk

Women’s “Rural Writes” workshops to shed light on living in rural and coastal Norfolk

0 on April 28, 2016, 4:49 pm

Women of all ages in Watton, Swaffham and living on the Magdalen Estate in Gorleston are invited to get in touch with their local libraries and sign up for 10 weeks of free creative writing workshops, and work with professional writers who will help them write down their experiences of living in rural and coastal communities. The “Rural Writes” workshops […]

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